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Live or let die?


A free Darwin Centre Live evening event at the Natural History Museum
Thursday 25 March 2004, 19.00

Webcast live at www.nhm.ac.uk/darwincentre

Animals become extinct – do we have the right to choose which ones? Should we prioritise the white rhino above the narrow-headed ant? Are extinctions just a natural part of evolution? Join the debate in Darwin Centre Live at the Natural History Museum as environmentalists, scientists and campaigners discuss this conservation conundrum. Places are free, but must be booked in advance on 020 7942 5555.

Recent studies suggest we could lose one quarter of land animals and plants through climate change. Saving everything is impossible, but deciding what to conserve is a difficult task – one that condemns some species to extinction. This lively discussion will cover the ethical dilemmas faced by conservationists and encourage people to consider the potential challenges we face by making ourselves guardians of the natural world.

Darwin Centre Live at the Natural History Museum is a free programme of informal events where visitors can talk to scientists, hear more about their work at the Museum and around the world and see the fascinating specimens they work with. For further information, please contact the Natural History Museum by calling 020 7942 5000 or visit www.nhm.ac.uk/darwincentre.

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Event visitor information
Venue:
Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum,
Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
Date and time: Thursday 25 March, 19.00
Visitor enquiries: 020 7942 5000
Entry: free but places must be booked in advance on
020 7942 5555
Website: www.nhm.ac.uk/darwincentre


GENERAL MUSEUM VISITOR INFORMATION
The Natural History Museum is open
Monday  - Saturday 10.00 -17.50, Sunday - 11.00 - 17.50
The Natural History Museum's public enquiries telephone number is 020 7942 5000
The Museum is accessible to visitors in wheelchairs.
For access details telephone 020 7942 5000
Entry to the Museum: FREE

CONTACT INFORMATION
To arrange interviews, request images or further information, please contact:

Chloe Kembery or Jo Glyde, Science Communication PR
Tel: 020 7942 5880/5881
Email: c.kembery@nhm.ac.uk / j.glyde@nhm.ac.uk
(not for publication)

Issued March 2004